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India train crash kills over 280, injures 900

RAFIQ MAQBOOL, ASHOK SHARMA and KRUTIKA PATHI Associated Press BALASORE, India (AP) — Rescuers found no more survivors in the overturned and mangled wreckage of two passenger trains that derailed in eastern India, killing more than 280 people and injuring hundreds in one of the country’s deadliest rail crashes in decades, officials said Saturday. Chaotic…

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US wants to engage Russia on nuclear arms control

AAMER MADHANI Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is ready to talk to Russia without conditions about a future nuclear arms control framework even while taking countermeasures in response to the Kremlin’s decision to suspend the last nuclear arms control treaty between the two countries, White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan said…

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California rivers turn deadly as snow melts

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California rivers fed by this winter’s massive Sierra Nevada snowpack have been turned into deadly torrents, drawing warnings from public safety officials ahead of the Memorial Day weekend’s traditional start of outdoor summer recreation. At least seven people, including two children, have died or gone missing this spring in the grasp…

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Red Sea corals threatened by mass sea urchin die-off, Israeli researchers say

ILAN BEN ZION Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — Sea urchins in Israel’s Gulf of Eilat have been dying off at an alarming rate, researchers announced Wednesday — a development that threatens the Red Sea’s prized coral reef ecosystems. According to Tel Aviv University scientists, an unknown pathogen is killing off the black sea urchin, Diadema…

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